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a second language. jennifer mistrot shows us a new program in fremont that's getting kindergarteners speaking mandarin. [ mandarin ] >>> reporter: this is the second day of miss wang's kindergarten class. the kids are jazzed. they are learning the world's most spoken language. it's the first year of the fremont school district's mandarin immersion program. >> in a nutshell, they are going to learn the culture. they are going to learn the language. and they are going to be educated in all the same standards. >> reporter: same course work any other california kindergartener gets except they will spend 90% of their classroom time counting, singing and speaking chinese. these mini language wizards are chosen by lottery and come from classes throughout the district. the goal is to create bilingual citizens. >> we're mexican and italian and just very mixed american family so as far as her knowing mandarin or knowing chinese culture i thought that was something else just to expose her two. >> reporter: most of the kids have at least one chinese parent but english is still the first language
and plantains. jennifer mistrot tonight on how those merchants say this is all just part of doing business. >> reporter: california is known as land of the fruits and the nuts. we love our produce. we just forget to pay for it sometimes. >> mango or banana. [ speaking spanish ] >> all the different fruits out here people just take them. they steal them. >> reporter: food stands like lucky pork market are the colorful backbone of the mission. they are tempting to thieves. >> i don't know how he grabs the watermelons but he steals it. >> reporter: he tells me he frequently sees people steal fruit from his produce stand. he says the total dollar amount exceeds about $20 a day. >> i mean, i won't do it personally. i think i'm honest. >> reporter: shop owners say most of their customers are honest. still, some merchants do install mirrors and other devices to curb the theft. still, there are times they admit that they do just simply look the other way. >> they're hungry and then the only people who is going to do it is the people who probably need it. >> reporter: and that's why for the most pa
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